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URL: web-kiosk.scrippscollege.edu/objects-1/info/18538

China Anonymous, Chinese
Bronze Ritual Vessel, 19th c
Bronze
12 in. x 8 3/8 in. x 8 3/8 in. (30.48 cm x 21.27 cm x 21.27 cm)


Object Type: Metalwork
Technique: Cast
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. William Bacon Pettus
Accession Number: PE56


Commentary
There is a card with the object that identifies it as a replica of a Shang Dynasty (15th c BCE - 13th c BCE) ritual vessel, of accurate size.

Marks
"L1770/209" is painted on the bottom of the vessel.

Medium
Cast bronze.

Object Description
Large sized Chinese bronze ritual vessel on tripod feet. The vessel has two large squared handles at the top edge. There is a cast decorative pattern with T'ao T'ieh faces covering the exterior.

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